Ireland Food Tours
( 7 nights/ 8 days)
Our Ireland Food Tours let you experience Ireland's regional food and meet the people who produce it. Contact us to choose your vacation style and design your perfect foodie vacation. To see more of Ireland's stunning coastline see our Wild Atlantic Way Tours.
Day 1 – Arrive in Dublin, settle into your city centre hotel.
Day 2 - Dublin city sightseeing, visit Guinness Storehouse, Dublin pubs and gourmet dining.
Day 3 – Dublin to Cork, visit the Jameson Experience Middleton & Irish Whiskey Academy. Stay in a luxury country guest house and cookery school and enjoy an afternoon cookery demonstration.
Day 4 – Cork to Baltimore via Kinsale –Head to Kinsale town for gourmet seafood lunch and exploring. Visit a farmer’s market and meet the artisan food producers and sample the local produce.
Day 5 – Baltimore boat trip for Whale watching, Piracy heritage visitor’s centre and craft beer tasting. Fresh shellfish and organic produce along the way.
Day 6 – Baltimore to Kerry, drive the stunning coastal Wild Atlantic Way.
Day 7 – Kerry – Ring of Kerry or Killarney National Park
Day 8 – Home via Cork City airport.
Day 1 - Arrive in Dublin
Let your airport transfer take you to your city centre hotel and relax after your flight. Stretch your legs and get to know your surroundings by exploring some of Dublin’s streets, its sights and sounds.
Day 2 - Dublin city sight seeing
Your second day in Dublin you should enjoy some sightseeing in Ireland’s vibrant capital city. Don’t miss the Guinness Store house for the history of the famous pint of stout, Trinity College for the Book of Kells, Temple bar for the pubs and people watching or Dublinia museum for the history of the Vikings in Dublin. Visit Dublin Castle, the centre of Dublin’s evolution since 1204. Eat in a Michelin star restaurant and discover gourmet Ireland.
Day 3 – Dublin to Cork (Irish country house stay)
Meet your driver guide this morning or collect your car hire. Head south out of the city towards Cork. Visit the Jameson Experience Middleton & Irish Whiskey Academy along the way to your country house accommodation. Alternatively, head for Cork early to join an afternoon cookery demonstration in the cookery school on the grounds of the country House. Enjoy a five course taster evening dinner showcasing the south’s best food produce.
Day 4 – Wild Atlantic Way to Baltimore
Head along the first stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way from Kinsale to the tiny fishing village, Baltimore. Learn about piracy and the old Irish Clans in the Baltimore Castle visitor’s centre and weather allowing, go on a whale watching boat trip or sea safari. Try some craft beer tasting, visit to the micro-brewery and sample some mussel shellfish grown in the harbour below. There is a choice of family run, local restaurants all serving organic and locally sourced produce. This little hidden gem is a foodie’s delight!
Day 5 – Baltimore to Kerry
Continue on the coastal road and head for the beautiful Cork & Kerry mountains. Stop at the 18th Century Bantry House and visit the ancestral home of the Earls of Bantry where their descendants still own and live. Depending on the day head for a farmer’s market and meet the people behind the great tastes of the region. Head over the mountains and enjoy the view! Settle into your luxurious Kerry hotel and relax after your drive.
Day 6 – Ring of Kerry or Killarney National Park
Today take a stroll through Killarney town or visit the world famous Killarney national park on a horse and buggy. A visit to Ross Castle and a short boat trip on the lakes are all a must do. Take the guided tour of the historical Muckross house. Or, for Ireland’s best scenic drive, take the day and drive the world famous Ring of Kerry. Experience the raw beauty of 179kms (111 miles) of the country’s most scenic peninsula routes. The combination of rugged sea, spectacular mountains and small traditional villages will not fail to impress.
Day 7 Home – Kerry to Cork airport
Make the hour and a half drive to Cork Airport for your flight home.